Updated 19 days ago
Hard water is very common in CT and having a professional water test can help you determine the exact hardness you are dealing with so you can effectively treat it to suit your needs. The term "water hardness" originally referred to the ability of water to precipitate soap and form soap scum. Soap is precipitated (or brought to the "surface") by water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The "harder" the water the less soap will lather or dissolve. The total hardness is defined as the sum of the concentration of the calcium and magnesium ions, expressed as calcium carbonate. Hardness can be expressed as calcium carbonate in either parts per million (the same as milligrams per liter) or grains per gallon. Since most water softeners are rated in grains of hardness removal, this is the more common measurement used by U.S. consumers. One grain of hardness equals approximately 17.1 ppm of calcium carbonate hardness. Water hardness minerals are commonly treated with a water..
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